Bay­watch is just an­other mile­stone for Priyanka Cho­pra, the one-woman army

Business Sphere - - HOLLYWOOD - By Our Cor­re­spon­dent

If one saw Priyanka Cho­pra way back in her de­but film The Hero in 2003, one would call her a 'lambi race ka ghoda'. Fact of the mat­ter is that over a ca­reer of four­teen years, Priyanka Cho­pra has al­ready won mul­ti­ple races and will go on to win many more. The 34-year-old ac­tor is mak­ing her Hol­ly­wood de­but in the soon-to-bere­leased Bay­watch. She is play­ing the lead an­tag­o­nist in the film and the trail­ers, pro­mo­tional videos and TV spots fea­ture her promi­nently. Bay­watch with its star-stud­ded lineup is ex­pected to have a wide re­lease and as such, a huge part of the theatre-go­ing au­di­ence from all over the world will be in­tro­duced to the phe­nom­e­non that is Priyanka Cho­pra. No, not a film fam­ily. Not a daugh­ter of any­one fa­mous. Not com­ing from big money. How did Priyanka Cho­pra man­age to come this far?

Early years

Priyanka Cho­pra is, as they say, an Army brat. As a kid, she moved from place to place, like Army kids do. While in the US, where she had gone to study, she be­gan par­tic­i­pat­ing in theatre. She learnt Kathak, choral singing as well as western clas­si­cal mu­sic. It was Priyanka's mother who en­tered her name in the 2000 Fem­ina Miss In­dia con­test. She went on to win the Miss World pageant and ob­vi­ously, Bol­ly­wood no­ticed her.

Priyanka Cho­pra

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